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The Glades - (S03E04)

Action & Adventure . Drama . Crime . Action

The dead body of a naked woman leads Jim and Carlos to investigate a close­ knit nudist colony fighting against expansion by a luxury condo development. Jennifer begins interviewing the substation employees and finds its high case closure rate seems directly related to Jim, in whom she takes an interest that may be more than just professional.

Episode Title: The Naked Truth
Airs: 2012-06-24 at 09:00 pm
  • Randee Dawn

    In the end, the series itself is something fresh, welcome and a little tart -- and just like a nice citrus fruit, it'll be hard to stop with just one of these.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Scott D. Pierce

    With a show like this--a show about a super-smart, super smart-alecky police detective--it's not about the concept, it's about the execution. The characters. The actors. And The Glades looks like a winner on those counts.

    Deseret News Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    With enough chemistry between its stars to power a DuPont lab and a wise use of off-the-beaten-path South Florida shooting locations -- it goes for a fetid swamp over South Beach every time -- The Glades is thoroughly enjoyable.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Archana Ram

    [Matt Passmore's character's] devil-may-care attitude may sometimes verge on annoying, but ultimately gives the serious premise a welcome light touch.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    All this is to say, simply, that Passmore is an intriguing screen presence who holds a well-constructed if otherwise boilerplate cop show together.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    There's little in the setup you haven't seen before or, given TV's proclivities, won't see again. But Passmore does a good job of making his character seem intelligent and a bit maddening without letting him become obnoxious.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    I will, however, admit to being surprised by the pilot's ending, something I took as a sign that The Glades might be a fun spot to spend some summer Sundays.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The payoff, alas, proves a little too pat to be wholly satisfying, but the fun is in watching Longworth stagger around this somewhat novel setting.

    Variety Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    Ultimately, though, your feelings about Passmore will determine whether or not you cotton to The Glades. The show rides on his personality, which I found likable enough.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    He is kind of irritating.... but Passmore largely pulls it off, in part by making the character a bit daffy; he just can't help himself. And the producers surround him with jerks and dweebs and men less handsome or clever than himself to ensure that he's the person with whom we identify and whose opinions we share; the plot conveniently supports his genius.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Jonathan Storm

    "Cool," says he, as, most likely, will all sorts of viewers from 12 to 92 who are looking for a pleasant way to pass a late-evening hour at the end of a summer weekend.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Linda Stasi

    The Glades isn't bad, it just feels older than a swamp gator--and as hungry as one for some fresh meat.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Sunday's pilot episode introduces a love interest (Kiele Sanchez) and also offers a plot that takes a surprising left turn. It's a welcome detour but with such standard-issue characters, it will be difficult for The Glades to stand out.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    The cop is a little too snarky, the nurse is a little too cavalier and the 16-year-old doesn't look a day under 21. That said, A&E's new Florida police drama, The Glades, still has some juice.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Neil Genzlinger

    If Mr. Passmore is a little too self-conscious to pull off his character, some of the supporting players fare better, especially Kiele Sanchez as Callie, a nurse who seems poised to become Longworth's love interest, and Carlos Gomez as a forensic medical examiner and Longworth's golf buddy. And though it's virtually impossible to come up with a new spin on dead-body television these days, the premiere of The Glades does end with a tasty twist that makes you want to come back for Episode 2.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Hope you like looking at a golf ball, well, doing nothing. You'll see a lot of it during the hour. It sets the mood of The Glades. Sweltering stupidity.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Tom Gliatto

    The premiere us well-shot, humidly atmospheric, but a little more urgency would be appreciated.

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    The cop's cockiness soon becomes tedious, then grating, then actively annoying (and guess what? He's a former Chicago detective, a la the cop on "The Gates." Stop maligning our police force, TV!). The rest of the show is bland and the banter-y dialogue is not as amusing as the show thinks it is.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Paige Wiser

    I could go on and on about reasons not to watch this show: the title easily confused with "The Gates"; the Kia product placement; the convolutedly stupid plot. [11 Jul 2010]

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review

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